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Doctor insights on: Hard Calcified Lumps Under Skin

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Ultrasound of breast didn't show lumps but instead calcification spots not in skin. Inconclusive, how worried should I be?

Ultrasound of breast didn't show lumps but instead calcification spots not in skin.  Inconclusive, how worried should I be?

Breast calcification: Calcifications in the breast tissue are seen frequently on mammography. The important distinction is whether they are clustered close together or spread out randomly in the breast tissue. Sometimes a better image is obtained by magnification views on mammogram, and if there is any suspicion of something serious then MRI would be good to do. A physical exam of the breasts is also important. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on top of my shoulder that is painful when touched. No fall, no injury. Doc thinks it 's calcification, but could it be sarcoma?

I have a hard lump on top of my shoulder that is painful when touched. No fall, no injury. Doc thinks it 's calcification, but could it be sarcoma?

Biopsy: The only way to be 100% sure what it is, is to get a piece (biopsy) and look at the tissue under the microscope. So see a board certified plastic surgeon or general surgeon to do the biopsy. ...Read more

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Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". 

Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time.
Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

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Have a semi hard pea sized lump on my right collarbone. Painful to touch. Have no other symp doc says it calcification but not on x-ray, ideas?

Have a semi hard pea sized lump on my right collarbone. Painful to touch. Have no other symp doc says it calcification but not on x-ray, ideas?

Second opinion: See another doctor for a second opinion. You could also have it biopsied, that's the best way to know exactly what it is. Be well. ...Read more

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Had few illnesses but recently I can feel small hard lumps under my skin that don't move. Tumors?

Had few illnesses but recently I can feel small hard lumps under my skin that don't move. Tumors?

Don't jump...: Don't jump to any conclusions. There are lots of causes of small hard lumps, and most of them are not tumors (or at least not the kind that are dangerous). Let a dermatologist look at them, and if necessary, biopsy them. ...Read more

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I just found two pea sized lumps on my head. They are both hard. Doesn't hurt. What could it be? I'm worried

I just found two pea sized lumps on my head. They are both hard. Doesn't hurt. What could it be? I'm worried

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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I'm worried about 2 lumps on back of my head, been there for at least 2 month, one has been growing, hard underskin lumps, any ideAs? Thanks

I'm worried about 2 lumps on back of my head, been there for at least 2 month, one has been growing, hard underskin lumps, any ideAs? Thanks

Get them seen: Show these to your personal physician at your next visit. They may be postoccipital lymph nodes, epidermoid inclusion cysts, ingrown hairs, or goodness-knows. If they keep growing or ulcerate, get seen earlier. ...Read more

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I have to small, very hard lumps on the crown of my head, slightly larger than pea sized. They don't move and they're not painful. I'm a 29-year old f?

I have to small, very hard lumps on the crown of my head, slightly larger than pea sized. They don't move and they're not painful. I'm a 29-year old f?

Well : Generally speaking lumps on the scalp that are not painful can be inflamed or enlarged lymph node a cyst or fatty tumor lipoma usually these are benign. Rarely they could be a cancer. See a doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a few hard lumps on my head just below the service. At first there was just one now there are five. They are very hard but do not move. Start small grow to about hr size of a pea.

I have a few hard lumps on my head just below the service. At first there was just one now there are five. They are very hard but do not move. Start small grow to about hr size of a pea.

If : If the scalp moves freely over these lumps, and they feel hard like bone, they are likely to be osteomas which are benign and don't typically need treatment unless symptomatic. In some rare cases, they may be related to a systemic disorder (such as gardner's syndrome associated with colonic polyps). My best recommendation is have someone check these out to make a proper diagnosis and hopefully reassure you there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Hi. I have 3 hard lumps on my head the biggest one is on the left and when I touch it hurts. I've had them for years could it be serious?

Hi. I have 3 hard lumps on my head the biggest one is on the left and when I touch it hurts. I've had them for years could it be serious?

Pilar cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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I've had 2 quarter sized immovable hard lumps on the back of my head for a number of years, however, recently they've begun to hurt even to touch.

I've had 2 quarter sized immovable hard lumps on the back of my head for a number of years, however, recently they've begun to hurt even to touch.

Most likely you have: Sebaceous cysts, probably now getting infected, call your doctor for examination possible removal ...Read more

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I have hard lumps under my skin all over. They itch and hurt. Some are largeThey seem you itch at bedtime. I take Advaircould that be causing them?

I have hard lumps under my skin all over. They itch and hurt. Some are largeThey seem you itch at bedtime. I take Advaircould that be causing them?

It's possible: That you have multiple lipomas (fatty growths) which can hurt or produce other sensations.... This is a benign condition. Rarely the lumps may be due to FIBROMAS growths consisting of nerve tissue. GET THIS CHECKED OUT...start with you PC (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have itchy hard uncomfortable lumps on my head what could it be?

I have itchy hard uncomfortable lumps on my head what could it be?

Hard lumps on head : It could be a few different things but folliculitis comes to mind, which is like acne involving the hair follicle. But with examination or a picture it's hard to say. Please get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hi I have 3 lumps under my skin on my head leading down my neck I have no clue what they r they don't hurt they r verry hard?

Hi I have 3 lumps under my skin on my head leading down my neck I have no clue what they r they don't hurt they r verry hard?

Lymphmnodes: Do you have any soresby scrating frequently-lice /dandruf/ring worm-fungal infection, psoriasis. The occipital lymphnodes could have been enlarged in above conditions. Also, based on the age, how long you have, any h/o std's like syphylis, HIV can cause it, better to have them examined by your primary doctor atleast once. ...Read more

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My husband noticed about 3-4 lumps clustered together under the skin on his chest. They are mediumly hard. What could this be?

My husband noticed about 3-4 lumps clustered together under the skin on his chest. They are mediumly hard. What could this be?

Epidermal cyst?: Could be epidermal cysts, or could be ingrown hairs, both of which are annoyances only. If you are worried, let a dermatologist look at them directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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2 painless moveable hard lumps under skin under right side of my chin. Doc said not to worry but what could they be? Not sick either.

2 painless moveable hard lumps under skin under right side of my chin. Doc said not to worry but what could they be? Not sick either.

Benign cysts: While they are most likely benign cysts, if you have not been to the dentist for a while I would go make sure you do not have a dental sinus. ...Read more

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Got about 10 2mm hard to feel lumps/spots visible, same colour as skin, couple appearing/day, had for week ish, came back from borneo over week ago.??

Got about 10 2mm hard to feel lumps/spots visible, same colour as skin, couple appearing/day, had for week ish, came back from borneo over week ago.??

Ans: You nust give a better description. Are they above or under the skin? Any fluid, color, spreading. ProbBly best to see your doctor and perhaps biopsy. ...Read more